Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Rémy Couillebaud XO Cognac
The Remy Couillebaud XO Cognac is a Fins Bois blend of eaux-de-vie created by this traditional artisan house. Complex, and with hints of rancio, this golden amber-coloured Cognac has spent at least 10 years aging in old oak casks. The XO is one of a small range that the house produces and if you've not yet tried a Remy Couillebaud, then this could well be the one that converts you into a fully-fledged fan.
The house of Remy Couillebaud prides itself in the traditional methods of creating its cognacs. With the in-depth know-how having been handed down over six generations, this is an artisan house of the highest degree. The family have been creating eaux-de-vie from the grape to the bottle since the mid-1800s - and their methods today remain almost identical to that of their forefathers. If Remy Couillebaud is a new Cognac, then the Vieille Réserve is a great place to start.
Presentation of the bottle
Dressed in its signature style, this XO Cognac is presented in a traditional and simplistic manner in a Cognac bottle design that's of the old-style used over the centuries, stamped with an equally classic label.
How to enjoy
A well-matured blend like this one should be appreciated with your utmost attention. Ensure the ambience and company is one point before commencing the tasting, then slowly sip this blissful XO Cognac neat, from a tulip glass. Alternatively pour over ice to experience the Cognac chilled. Pair with a fine cigar to take the tasting up a notch and to prolong the pleasurable experience even further.
About Remy Couillebaud Cognac
The family run house of Remy Couillebaud Cognac has a traditional history that reaches back to the mid-nineteenth century. Covering 33 hectares of vineyards located in the Fins Bois area of the Cognac growing region, Remy Couillebaud only produce cognacs made from eaux-de-vie grown, harvested and distilled on their own property. Along with the range of regular quality cognacs produced, the house also produces small batches of vintage year eaux-de-vie.
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